Foxnut (Makhana) – a household nameAdmin Amalfarm
The health benefits of Foxnut makes it a popular evening snack for many and are often used in curries and sweets. But, did you know that Foxnut, (or Makhana), was first harvested in Madhubani, Bihar and then the other parts of the country followed?
What’s even more interesting is that Makhana can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. This seed is also known as Euryale Ferox. The name is associated with Greek Mythology. Yes! You heard us right!
Not just this, Makhana is associated with many fascinating facts. Keep reading to know more!
The home of Foxnut - Madhubani
A well-known Mithilanchal region of Bihar – Madhubani is considered to be the home of Foxnut. It is during the reign of King Darbhanga the cultivation of Makhana started. In the Darbhanga region itself. In today’s date around 40% of total fox nut produced is from this region.
Interestingly, during the period of 1990-1991, around 96,000 hectares of land in Bihar was blocked for the cultivation of this seed.
Medicinal use of Foxnut
We often hear about the health benefits of Makhana, but do we really know that Foxnut is popularly used in traditional Chinese medicines. It is also a very popular agent in Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda, Foxnut helps in improving the sperm quality in male. Apart from checking your weight and other healthy attributes, it is also rich in anti-oxidants and amino acids hence, it used as a potion to treat your skin.
Cherish the taste of Foxnut with Amalfarm
Even though Foxnut is readily available in market these days, but Amalfarm brings you the finest ones. The makhana from our kitty comes straight from its origin – Mithilanchal. It is an attempt from us to make sure you eat right while supporting our locals!